These are both brilliant, Ruth.  Thanks for sharing.  Cornel West completely nails it.  

It's really shocking to see the level of police violence on the streets of the US. It's not new, but mobile phones and social media have made it more transparent.

I'm hearing news of a 'Black Lives Matter' demo (maintaining social distancing) in George Square in Glasgow next Sunday 7 June.

On Sun, 31 May 2020 at 12:01, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <> wrote:
2 powerful short videos circulating yesterday in response to the uprisings against the death of George Floyd.
1. Cornel West 5 minute interview on CNN yesterday

"It is a lynching at the highest level, and I thank God that people are out on the streets.

The system cannot reform itself. The "black faces in high places" approach doesn't work. These people become too accommodated to the capitalist economy, the militarised nation state, the market driven culture tied with celebrity, status, power, all that superficial stuff that means so much to so many fellow citizens.

Meanwhile we have a Neofascist president who doesn't care and a Neoliberal democratic party with no solutions...

The masses of black people the precious poor and working class people, they are the ones that are left out and they feel so thoroughly powerless, helpless, hopeless, then you get rebellion.

We have choice between non violent revolution, the democratic sharing of power, of wealth, resources, and respect, if we don't get that kind of sharing we are going to get more explosions."
2. Young activist speaking on the death of George Floyd.

"Arrest the cops, charge the cops, charge the all the every city across America where our people are being murdered."

Thanks for the exchange Max and Michael.
Max stay safe!

Michael I have been very struck by the power of your recent protests locally re the government's shocking handling of Covid-19 - it's obvious that their resonance comes from the political solidarity that you have been building through regular protests against racism in your hometown.


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